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Former Labour MP says “vote Liberal Democrat”

Posted on: 20th May 2019

A former Labour MP and good friend, Andrew Mackinlay, contacted me this evening to say he’s encouraging Labour supporters to vote Liberal Democrat in Thursday’s Euro poll. He gave me the following statement: Andrew Mackinlay, who was for 18 years the Labour Member of Parliament for Thurrock, has urged Labour Party Remain supporting members to […]

Euro elections – send a strong message – vote Liberal Democrat

Posted on: 17th May 2019

This election sees the strong return of the Liberal Democrats. It’s a golden opportunity – to send a strong message to Westminster. The UK is a country of lions led by donkeys. This Government has turned the UK into the world’s biggest laughingstock. The Conservatives have spent three years faffing and in-fighting. They offered multi-million £ ferry contracts to companies with no ferries. […]

Young people – our climate conscience

Posted on: 6th May 2019

Really encouraged to meet students at Cape Cornwall School and at Mounts Bay Academy. All so very interested, engaged, committed. Our discussion? Climate Change. Many had gone on School “Strike” to protest that their parents and grandparents generations had let them down. Had left them a legacy which threatens their future and of thousands of species […]

Are we confident they can decide?

Posted on: 6th April 2019

  Whatever your view on Brexit, it would be calamitous for this country if crucial decisions which will affect us all for the next 50+ years are taken by MPs who are fatigued and mentally impaired. (see attached article) The Government lost by just one vote this week while one local Tory MP abstained because […]

Not such a Happy Mothers’ Day – as Child Poverty increases again

Posted on: 31st March 2019

The Conservatives have pushed more children into poverty. Conservative Government tax credit cuts and the switch to Universal Credit has contributed to increased child poverty. 4.1 million children are now in poverty – that’s 30% of children now below the poverty line. Over 70% of children in poverty are in working households. So it’s not […]

There are NO “legally-binding changes” to the Withdrawal Agreement

Posted on: 12th March 2019

  Professor of EU Law, Michael Dougan, commented “There is still no mechanism by which the UK is entitled unilaterally to terminate the “backstop”” after analysing the so-called “Strasbourg Agreement” published last night. His Summary comment sent to me earlier this morning, after burning the midnight oil is set out below and his full analysis […]

Conservatives can be conquered if we can cooperate

Posted on: 21st February 2019

Is the progressive centre-left splintering into factions? Factions which re-rehearse historical disagreements with each other? Or are we witnessing early turmoil which will lead to a more cooperative and powerful re-alignment? 11 brave MPs resigned this week in protest at increasing evidence of intolerance and bigotry in the ranks of their former Parties. They deserve […]

Brexit - What Next

Meanwhile Brexit continues to divert attention…

Posted on: 31st January 2019

Meanwhile Brexit continues to divert attention; from the on-going crisis in the NHS, a housing system which rewards wealthy investors to the detriment of those in need and the many state schools which are struggling to survive on their diminishing budgets. And our environment hasn’t had a look-in for ages. The Government’s draft Environment Bill […]

Never forget…

Posted on: 27th January 2019

We will never forget. Today, 27 January 2019, marks 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. 1.1 million Roma, Gypsies, gays, Jews were murdered there. Today marks the commemoration of the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. The language of hatred must never go unchallenged. Let’s […]

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Let’s make 2019 a year of change for the better

Posted on: 2nd January 2019

A new year. But will it be a new dawn? We can of course hope, wish and pray. But let’s also WORK in 2019 to build a better future for young people. Health and Education Let’s save our NHS by halting the cuts and pressures. Stop private companies ‘cherry-picking’ the profitable bits. Put patients before […]